We understand that depression can be difficult struggle to live with, but we are honored to walk alongside you on your journey to achieve positive mental health. Contact us to make an appointment today and begin to work toward a better future.
Maybe some days feel like an everlasting battle to find the energy to get anything done. Perhaps you feel either emotionally numb or feel emotional despair, depending on the time of day. These feelings could potentially be a part of a larger diagnosis of depression. While the experience of depression can vary based on each person, we recognize how tremendously difficult it can be to work through depressive episodes. If you think that these experiences or the following symptoms fit with how you feel and think, we would be honored to work with you to create a more happy and meaningful life.
Depression is a mental health diagnosis that is often associated with recurrent periods of low or depressed moods and a general loss of interest or pleasure (also known as depressive episodes). These depressive episodes can last anywhere from a few weeks to a few months. Some common symptoms of depression are:
A consistent depressed mood, such as feelings of hopelessness or pessimism.
A significantly diminished interest in all, or almost all, activities. Examples of this may be a lack of interest in hobbies, social relationships, and even leaving bed in the morning.
Change in weight or appetite.
Disruptions to sleep, either too much sleep or too little.
Continuous lack of energy throughout the day. You may wake up tired and feel exhausted at work or school.
Feelings of worthlessness and excessive guilt. These feelings, along with negative thought patterns, may be continually present in depression.
Recurrent thoughts of death or suicide. This requires immediate medical attention.
Depressive episodes can feel as if you are “stuck at the bottom of a well” or are “drained or empty inside. Others have described their experience with depression as “wearing a mask that I put on to seem like I’m okay”. While depression can make day-to-day life difficult and may be isolating, it is important to know that there are very effective treatments for this diagnosis.
How Can We Help?
The clinicians at Clarity Counseling have specific experience and expertise with treating various types of depression. When working with our clinicians, you can expect a respectful, compassionate, and empathetic experience that guides you toward achieving your vision of positive mental health.
We offer individual, family, and couples therapy to each client, depending on your needs. Sessions are offered in-person at PA and NJ locations, or conveniently through our secure telehealth platform.